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Colwill enjoys Opening Ceremonies pain-free
Posted Jul 28, 2012 by Bill Ward
Updated Jul 28, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Brandon native and Tampa Prep graduate Chris Colwill began his second Olympic Games a lot better than the last one—completely healthy.
Just before the 2008 Beijing Games, Colwill, a member of the U.S. Olympic diving team, injured his foot in training. He flew over to China with the foot bandaged and walked in the Opening Ceremonies with pain.
Friday night, Colwill walked in the Opening Ceremonies of the London Games with nothing holding him back. And considering the U.S. team had quite a long walk from their assembly point to the Olympic Stadium, it’s a good thing he was healthy.
Along the way, he met several other U.S. Olympians, including several members of the U.S. Olympic basketball team. He got his photo taken with several members of the squad, including Lebron James of the world champion Miami Heat and Chris Paul (pictured) of the L.A. Clippers.
Colwill now has quite a wait before his 3-meter individual springboard competition begins Aug. 6. Between now and then, he and his diving teammates will train at the Olympic pool/diving well, which is within the Olympic complex.